Messing about on the River Mersey

Yes, I must declare I have an in-built magnetic attraction for all things connected to the Sea.  So off I went to welcome the arrival of the magnificent Queen Mary II , moored at our  Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal during last Friday’s “Light Night” Events.

Queen Mary II, 17th May 2013

Queen Mary II, 17th May 2013

It really was a flying visit for this vessel, as it was for me – taking a short respite away from my revision/study session, but boy was it worth it….

The Battle of the Atlantic commemoration activities  commenced on Saturday 25th May at the Pier Head. The organisers could not have wished for a more ideal sunshine weather conditions to kick-start the 70th Anniversary of this  hard-fought military campaign.

Once again, I found myself amongst literally thousands of visitors, wishing to observe and acknowledge this momentous occasion being held right in the heart of Liverpool, and literally yards away from the original Central Command HQ of that crucial Naval Operations,  led by Captain Johnnie Walker whose statue at the Pier Head was visited by so many visitors from near and far-flung shores.

Over this May Bank Holiday weekend with excellent weather conditions forecasted,  you would be hard pressed to find such a  fully comprehensive programme of events,  all intrinsically linked to the Battle of  the Atlantic.  I cannot convey all these special events, and will not do this any justice in my short passage.  So do take full advantage of the many activities happening on and around the River Mersey, just get yourself down to the Albert Dock today and tomorrow Bank Holiday Monday, you will not be disappointed!!

Helicopter Rescue Display
Helicopter Rescue Display

Battle of Atlantic, Sea  Display.

Excellent coverage of the “Battle of the Atlantic” Programme of Events  can be heard on our local BBC Radio Merseyside on 95.8 FM.

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